The first on my list was knitting slippers. I carefully read the instructions and ordered the specified Debbie Bliss yarn to ensure proper results.Once the knitting was done, the finishing process included covering purchased insoles with fabric. I chose a seashell print. My only alteration to the project was sewing sole pieces to the bottom to prevent my slipping as I have enough orthopedic problems, thank you very much, without falling and breaking something.
My new slippers look great, don’t they?
But they don’t work.The indicated yarn isn’t firm enough for this project; it’s floppy -- way too floppy. For my first photo, I stuffed tissues in the slippers to give them the same shape as shown in the book which must have been their photographer’s trick, too.
The slippers do not stay on my feet; they fall off right away--very disappointing.
Last night I searched Ravelry for other knitters trying this project to see whether I’d done something wrong but discovered I’m not the only one with the same poor results. This bothers me a lot as I spent time and care adhering mindfully to the written instructions.Project 2 is almost done and the results are much more encouraging—thank goodness.